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Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia
Heterotheca villosa var. villosa
Heterotheca villosa (Pursh) Shinners var. villosa
Golden-aster, Hairy false goldenaster
Synonym(s): Chrysopsis mollis, Chrysopsis villosa
USDA Symbol: HEVIV
USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)
Golden-aster stems often sprawl on the ground, forming clumps 6-20 in. tall depending on moisture. The narrow, gray-green leaves of this perennial are covered with short hairs. Numerous, many-petaled, yellow, aster-like flowers occur atop the branched stems.
Self-seeds may be invasive.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Herb Leaf:
Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct
, WY Canada: AB
, SK Native Distribution:
B.C. to s.w. IN,
s. to CA
& TX Native Habitat:
Sandy prairies; brushy sites; open slopes
Growing ConditionsWater Use: Medium
Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Dry
CaCO3 Tolerance: Low
Soil Description: Sandy soils.
Conditions Comments: Self-seeds in cultivation and may be invasive.
BenefitConspicuous Flowers: yes
PropagationDescription: Seeds germinate well. Tip cuttings in vermiculite will root in a heated frame.
Seed Collection: Not Available
Seed Treatment: Germination can be increased to 100% following stratification but germination is quite high without treatment.
Commercially Avail: yes
Record Last Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff